Advent Calendar 2018

#ReverseAdventCalendar

This Christmas, we’re going to be supporting our local food bank in Tamworth by taking part in the Trussell Trust’s reverse advent calendar. With over 166,958 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in the Midlands in 2016/17, we’ll be donating an item for every day of advent. We’ve also been posting our very own…

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#Togetherwe – Celebrating the designer-client partnership

At 52dn, we believe that the best design is born from the best client-designer relationships and that truly effective design is a direct result of communication, understanding and trust, at every stage of the process. #Togetherwe. It’s no coincidence of course that our strapline ‘Together we build brands’, stems from this belief and that everything we…

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The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part Three

In our previous post, we explored the importance of information and understanding between designer and client (if you haven’t read it already, you can do so here). In this latest instalment, we’ll be expanding on that to provide a more detailed insight into some of the things that designers need to know to make sure…

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The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part Two

Are you a client who has provided a rough creative brief, given your designer ‘a blank canvas’ but found the final result lacking? Are you a designer who has found yourself working to what you believed to be your client’s objectives, only to discover (often too late), that you’ve missed the mark completely? You’re likely…

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The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part One

If you’re reading this, the chances are you are (or have been) involved with a graphic designer at some stage in your career. If so, then there is little doubt that you will have experienced each and every one of the emotions known to man – from confusion (when they ramble on about vector vs…

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The Value of ‘Expertise’

It used to be that to call oneself a designer automatically implied certain expertise. Schooling, certification and talent were generally required — or at least implied. These days, however, anyone with a laptop, a latte and Photoshop can jump into the marketplace and don the “Designer” badge. Fonts, clipart, and stock photography available at a mouse-click…

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Small Business Branding

Branding is a big word. Say it and most people think of the logos and ad campaigns of global giants like Nike, Starbucks, and Apple. So for some small businesses, contemplating branding (and brand strategy) can feel like wishful thinking. Surely it’s too costly, complex, and sophisticated an endeavour for a small business right? The truth…

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Army Cadet Force

The Army Cadet Force is one of the UK’s oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations. With the promise of fun, action, adventure & friendship, it provides young people aged 12 to 18 with the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, gain qualifications and much more. 52dn were approached by registered Charity ‘The Friends of Staffordshire…

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Staffordshire County Show 2018

The extremely popular County Show recently returned to the Staffordshire County Showground and South Staffordshire College was delighted to once again be supporting the event as the main corporate sponsor. A highlight in Staffordshire’s events calendar, the annual event welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year and is a fantastic day out for all…

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Client Satisfaction Survey Results 2018

At 52dn, we pride ourselves on being a customer-centric business that puts customer experience at the heart of what we do. This is the foundation on which our business is built and forms the basis of all our customer relationships.Naturally, it’s important to us that our clients feel we’re delivering against this promise, so in…

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Motion Graphics

LET’S TALK FACTS… According to a study by Cisco over 80% of global internet consumption will be video content by 2019. Roughly speaking, it would take an individual over 5 million years (yes, YEARS) to watch the amount of video that will cross global IP networks every single month that year. Of course, this surge…

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Welcome to 52 Degrees North

Welcome! In a nutshell, here at 52 Degrees North, we’re experts in graphic design, web design and marketing consultancy. From brand development and communications strategy to advertising and web design, we’re in the business of turning heads; and we know how to get results (Oh, and we also have fun in the process!).